Beardsley Blog

  • Fire Ratings in Doors

    ​Ever wonder why the door in a 2 hour partition is 1-1/2 hour rated? The reason is that the code assumes there will be a “lower fuel load” for a door than for a wall. That means that there will not be any flammable furniture or building contents placed immediately in front of a door.…

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  • Fire Ratings on Federal Design-Build Projects

    There has been a recent change to UFC 3-600-01 that could affect Fire Ratings if you are using the latest March 2013 version.…

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